getunimap - dump the unicode map for the current console to stdout


getunimap [ -s ] [ -C console ]


The getunimap program is old and obsolete. It is now part of setfont (1).

The getunimap program outputs the unicode map (also called a "Screen Font Map") for the current console to standard output.

The -C option may be used with Linux 2.6.1 and later to get the map for a console different from the current one. Its argument is a pathname.

The output of getunimap is of the form

        0xAA U+1234 # comment

where 0xAA is the font character code and U+1234 is a unicode character, that if displayed, will be displayed using glyph 0xAA in the font. Many unicode characters may be mapped to the same glyph. the Hash symbol # is used as a comment delimiter; characters after a hash sign (to the end of the line) are comments.

The -s option will sort and merge elements, sorting on font character. Hence, it will produce output of the form:

        0x22 U+1234 U+5678 U+3456         0x23 U+0023

        etc., listing the multiple unicode characters that map to a font glyph.

The output of getunimap is of the form accepted by setfont and psfaddtable


psfaddtable(1), setfont(1).

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